THE JUNIOR STROKEPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS WAS HELD AT DUNBLANE NEW GOLF CLUB ON SUNDAY 2nd JUNE
1st Richard Johnston (Glenbervie) 71
2nd Stuart Irving (Falkirk) 72
3rd Blair Carnegie (Glenbervie) 73 (bih)
4th Peter Maxwell (Glenbervie) 73
1st Fraser Laird (Glenbervie) 75 less 17 = 61
2nd James Slevin (Strathendrick) 87 less 22 = 65
3rd Daniel Higgins (Strathendrick) 86 less 20 = 66 (bih)
4th= Ross Hollis (Falkirk) 90 less 24 = 66
Ross Mitchell (Dunblane New) 77 less 11 = 66
Stirlingshire Boys win opening match against Ayrshire
Stirlingshire Boys played Ayrshire in the opening round of this years competition at Falkirk Golf Club on Sunday 26th May. The match was a very close contest with Stirlingshire gaining the winning half point in the penultimate match.
Results (Stirlingshire names first)
David Burt (Falkirk) lost to Murray McCrone (Troon Welbeck)
Jamie Hunter (Falkirk Tryst) Lost to Campbell Mathieson (Troon Welbeck)
Callum Bauchop (Glenbervie) Beat Connor McKay (Loudoun)
Stuart Murray (Falkirk) Beat Ross McDonald (Irvine)
Richard Johnston (Glenbervie) Beat Callum Gorrie (Barassie)
Jamie Simpson (Falkirk) Beat Shaun Hedger (West Kilbride)
Peter Maxwell (Glenbervie) Halved with Stewart Russell (Barassie)
Ben Craggs (Glenbervie) Lost to Dareyl Lynch (Ayr Belleisle)
Match result Stirlingshire 4.5 Ayrshire 3.5
Glenbervie become County Team Champions for second year in a row
Glenbervie Golf Club beat Grangemouth Golf Club in the final of the County Team Championship played at Stirling Golf Club on Thursday 23rd May.
The Glenbervie team was Fraser Moore, Mark Hislop, Colin Mundie, Mark Cox, Richard Johnston and Andrew Wallace
FINAL @ STIRLING 23rd MAY
GRANGEMOUTH v GLENBERVIE
SEMI FINAL @ KILSYTH LENNOX 21st MAY
GRANGEMOUTH Beat FALKIRK TRYST
GLENBERVIE Beat POLMONT
2nd ROUND @ GRANGEMOUTH 16th MAY
GRANGEMOUTH Beat FALKIRK
FALKIRK TRYST Beat STIRLING
GLENBERVIE Beat KILSYTH LENNOX
POLMONT Beat BONNYBRIDGE
1st ROUND @ DUNBLANE NEW 14th MAY
FALKIRK Beat EARLSGATE GOLFING SOCIETY
1st ROUND @FALKIRK TRYST 14th MAY
GLENBERVIE Beat JUNIOR & YOUTH SOCIETY
The results of the County Spring Meeting held at Falkirk Golf Club on Saturday 27th April are as follows
1st Stuart Murray (Falkirk) 73 - 6 - 67 (bih)
2nd David Penman (Falkirk) 75 - 8 - 67
3rd Gary Murray (Falkirk) 74 - 5 - 68
1st Peter Montgomery (Falkirk) 84 - 16 - 68
2nd S. Arnott (Falkirk) 88 - 16 - 72 (bih)
3rd Andy Miller (Falkirk) 94 - 22 - 72
1st Tom Beattie (Grangemouth) 70
2nd Peter Maxwell (Glenbervie) 73 (bih)
3rd Steven Campbell (Falkirk) 73
Stirlingshire Qualify for the Match Play stage for second year in a row
The Championship is being played at Crail Golf Club in the East Neuk of Fife. The competition normally played over 36 holes was reduced to 18 holes due to the very heavy rain. Stirlingshire qualified in 3rd place and will play the Lothians in the semi final on Sunday morning. The other semi final is between Fife and Glasgow.
The six man team for this years Scottish Area Team Championships at Crail on Saturday 18th May has been selected and is :
1. Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie).
2. Fraser Moore (Glenbervie).
3. Ryan Campbell (Falkirk).
4. Stuart McMehen (Falkirk Tryst).
5. David Buchanan (Falkirk Tryst).
6. Mark Hislop (Glenbervie).
After a practice round on the Craighead course on the Friday , each player plays 36 holes stroke-play on the Saturday ( 1 round on the Craighead and the other on Balcomie Links). Each of the sixteen Scottish areas compete , with the best four teams progressing to the Sunday matchplay stages.
Last year at Blairgowrie , Stirlingshire qualified as in fourth position , competing in the matchplay stages for the first time. They were beaten by the eventual winners , Perth and Kinross but beat Renfrewshire in the third place play off to win the Bronze medal.
Best wishes to the selected players.
Graeme receiving the Battle Trophy from Scottish Golf Union Vice President Ian Howarth
Scottish Internationalist , Graeme Robertson (Glenbervie) secured a one stroke victory after 72 holes in last weekend’s prestigious Battle Trophy over the Craighead Links at Crail Golfing Society.
He made it difficult by opening with a first round of 81 , dropping four shots over the last three holes in blustery conditions. On the Saturday afternoon , he put together a superb 69 to make the cut.
On Sunday morning he carded a solid 72,but a final round 69 which was the best score of the afternoon in windy conditions proved good enough to give him victory by a single stroke.
Congratulations to Graeme.
The first team match of the season was played on Sunday 21st April against Fife over the St. Andrews Jubilee course.
The weather was dry but windy but all the boys were looking forward to play at the home of golf. Fife only had 8 players so our 2 youngest players Thomas Craig (Falkirk)and Craig Jackman (Dunblane New) played together and both enjoyed the day.
After 9 holes things were looking good up in most matches. Jack Hill (Callander), his first match for the County had a great victory over Sam Nicholson from Ladybank with a 5&4 win.
Jamie Hunter (Falkirk Tryst) won on the last hole. Callum Bauchop (Glenbervie) won 3&1 against John Paterson from St Andrews.With the first 3 games won things were looking good, next game was Stuart Murray (Falkirk) with a gutsy half match Against Greg Cessford from Balbirnie. Jamie Simpson (Falkirk) lost 4&3 against Ryan Brown from Dunfermline. Stuart Irving (Falkirk) won 5&4 against Jack Walsh from Kirkcaldy. Next up was Ben Craggs (Glenbervie) with another great display ,Ben won 5&4 against Markus Rikard from Cupar. The Last match was a closely fought match between our own Blair Carnegie (Glenbervie) and Lundin’s Young talet Niall McMullen, the match hung in the balance but after so many great recovery shots from Blair the game finished at the 17th with Blair winning 2&1.
The Final result was Stirlingshire 6 I/2 to Fife 1 1/2.
A great start to the season for the boys and looking forward to our next match on the 26th of May which is a West of Scotland Boys League match against Ayrshire at Falkirk Golf Club.
The 2013 Junior & Youth Spring Meeting was held at Callander Golf Club on Friday 12th April
1st Callum Erskine (Falkirk) 78 - 16 - 62
2nd Andrew Johnston (Glenbervie) 78 - 15 - 63 (bih)
3rd Thomas Walker (Callander) 81 - 18 - 63
1st Stuart Irving (Falkirk) 69
2nd Jack Gater (Dunblane New) 71
The 2013 Gillies Trophy was played at Falkirk Golf Club on Sunday 7th April
Scratch Stuart Irving & Jamie Simpson (Falkirk) 69
Handicap Callum Erskine & David Burt (Falkirk) 83 - 14 69
Callum & David pipped Ryan O'Donnell & David Hood 9Strathendrick by Half a stroke
Stirlingshire played their annual friendly match against the Lothians at Glenbervie Golf Club on Sunday 7th April.
Considering that the match was played in bitterly cold conditions with an easterly wind , the golf generally was of a high standard. The result was always in doubt and was only decided by the final putt of the last game from 6 feet on the 18th green. Eric Gall of Falkirk Tryst narrowly missing for birdie to lose by 1 hole to Gary Corrigan of Greenburn which left the result tied at five points each.
Stirlingshire finished strongly in a number of tight matches , including David Buchanan (Falkirk Tryst) , winning each of the last three holes to finish all square ; Mark Cox (Glenbervie) birdying the last two holes to win one up and Tommy Morrison (KIlsyth Lennox) birdying the last to win 1 up . Special mention should also be made of Glenbervie Champion , Colin Mundie who managed a half match playing at number two ; recent Scottish boys semi finalist , Ben Craggs (Glenbervie) , making his “A” Team debut who won by 4+3 and Iain Munro (Stirling) who won by 4+3 playing at number 9.
Many thanks to all the Stirlingshire players , win lose or draw. The Lothians side always provide a tough test and today was no exception.
RESULTS (STIRLINGSHIRE NAMES FIRST) :
Ryan Campbell (Falkirk GC) Lost To Graham Robertson 3+2.
Colin Mundie (Glenbervie) Halved With Benn McLeod
David Buchanan ( Falkirk Tryst ) Halved With Ross Noon
Hugh Nelson (Kilsyth Lennox) Lost To Anthony Blaney 4+3.
Mark Cox ( Glenbervie ) Beat Ollie Roberts 1 Hole.
Ross Kane (Grangemouth ) Lost To Calum Hill 3+1.
Tommy Morrison ( Kilsyth Lennox) Beat Steven Armstrong 1 Hole.
Ben Craggs ( Glenbervie ) Beat George Thomson 4+3.
Iain Munro ( Stirling ) Beat Jordyn Rhund 3+2.
Eric Gall (Falkirk Tryst) Lost To Gary Corrigan 1 Hole.
OVERALL RESULT 5 MATCHES EACH.
Thanks also to the supporters and officials from both sides and to Glenbervie Golf Club for the course , presented in good condition for the time of year.